I’ve recently been in one of those moods where I glance through the 100+ audiobooks in my Hoopla Favorites list and … just don’t see anything I want to listen to. I know that’s utterly ridiculous—there are so many fantastic books on the list! But sometimes you just don’t feel inspired to read what’s right in front of you.
I typically see my Hoopla audiobooks as “freebie” books. So often, my reading feels scheduled because I have to read review books by a certain time, but audiobooks feel like a bonus to me. I rarely listen to books that feel “required” and I almost always listen while I’m doing something else, so it feels like extra reading time. It’s very freeing! But, because of that, I definitely pick those books based on my mood, and sometimes I’m just not feeling anything on the list.
So, yesterday I decided to start stalking my friends’ Read lists on Goodreads and looking at their four- and five-star books. So many of them sparked my interest! I added quite a few of them to my Hoopla favorites books (if they were available there). I even felt a renewed urge to read some of the ones that were already on my list after reading what my friends thought of them.
It’s amazing how just that little boost of seeing that friends loved a book makes you want to pick it up as well.
So, I’m here to tell you that I’m probably currently stalking your favorite reads on Goodreads. Thank you for the inspiration! If we’re not Goodreads friends, we should be—please let me know in the comments (and send me a friend request – I’m Nicole M. Hewitt there).
Do you ever use Goodreads as a jumping-off point when you’re feeling uninspired to read? What other methods do you use to pique your interest?
I want to know!